Customization is very fun. It also allows the player to customize a team of mercanaries with training and weapons. In addition, when you begin you have the option of creation your in-game alter ego.
This game never seems to limit you. There is no set path to victory, every battle is different and challenging, and you can accomplish your mission any way you want weither it be stealth or open combat. Everything is up to you.
Although, when you capture a city you have to decide if you want to train militia and where to post your men because the enemy will attack it back. There are no time limits but your enemy will not sit back and let you walk freely in their country, the enemy thinks and acts.
If you are a fan of both the RTS or TBS war genre I suggest you try this game. Even with its age its still worth getting because there is nothing like it out there.
This game is quite simply, miraculous in the way that it is set up. With a simple to use interface for controlling your squad of Mercenaries, it won't require a Degree to work out.
The plot - the game begins with a man coming to you, the contractor, and giving you money to buy equipment and recruit a team of mercernaries to help him take back his country which is being ruled by his tyranous wife, Queen Deidriana, who's only interested in war, and so the country folk are suffering. It's your mission to take out the Queen and the gain control of the country of Arulco. This sounds simple, but will most probably take somewhere between 50 hours to 300 hours, depending on the level difficulty setting, how side tracked you get doing side missions, training your mercs to become elites and whether you want alien bugs to fight against !!!!!
I highly recommend this game, especially for the price its at, plus it also contains the addon pack as well, for when you feel your a veteran, you then have another much harder game at your hands.